What is Whole Body Vibration Therapy?
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) may appear to be a new therapy but it was actually developed by Russian scientists to help overcome degeneration of muscle mass of cosmonauts who had spent long periods of time in zero gravity.
I was first introduced to vibration exercise therapy 25 years ago by Dr Ian Reinbott. Dr Reinbott, a leading Australian chiropractor, imported a set of early machines from Russia and used them with great success in his clinics in Australia.
These early vibration machines cost over $80 000 and could only be afforded by clinics. What I have witnessed both in my personal life and those around me is that once someone has reached the age of 35 they make an error (in my opinion) of returning to conventional weight lifting equipment / gym equipment in an attempt to retain their vitality.
But by the age of 35, most people have experienced some type of injury or dysfunction. We have all seen the middle aged jogger trundling down the street in the early morning in an attempt to get fit. Next time observe them closely. Often their gait is labored which is caused by the stress of having a body which is out of alignment.
By returning to the gym, they proceed to strengthen this dysfunction. On the other hand, with whole body vibration therapy they proceed to return the body to skeletal alignment.
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